• Agriculture news from the Rogue Valley
Updated Jul 31, 2015 at 4:15 PM

CENTRAL POINT — Helen Funk's first crack at running the Jackson County Fair went so well she's already counting down the days to the 2016 fair.Feedback from social media, animal handlers, food and drink vendors, as well as carnival operators, bolstered the notion the county fair is on the right track — something that has been hotly debated in recent years.Even with the traditional Tuesday opening jettisoned, the Wednesday-through-Sunday affair drew...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 9:59 AM

SAMS VALLEY — This time last year, Karen Roertgen was imagining the views she and her husband would see through the front windows of the home they were building off Highway 234.

Updated Jul 28, 2015 at 5:59 PM

After conducting a global search for a buyer, the owners of Callahan's Mountain Lodge looked closer to home, ultimately keeping it in the family.

Posted Jul 16, 2015 at 11:01 PM

It's hard to nail down the exact tipping point that propelled organic produce and natural artisan foods, often associated with alternative lifestyles in past generations, to a mainstay of today's shopping lists.Steve Fry, of Fry Family...

Posted Jul 15, 2015 at 11:01 PM

As rain pelts the metal roof of the tool shop at Dunbar Farms, intensifying the sound inside, David Mostue patiently awaits the next window of opportunity to harvest his latest wheat crop.Mostue had hoped to begin harvesting 15 acres...

Updated Jul 13, 2015 at 4:09 PM

Ready or not, the Rogue Valley's peach growers have begun harvesting an early-arriving crop.The first local peaches don't usually come off the trees until the second half of July. So some growers were taken by surprise when early varieties...

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